MISS UNIVERSE UK is committed to providing quality online information. While we encourage the interactive nature of online media, we strive to ensure the online safety and privacy of our users. Miss Universe GB is intended for domestic visitors and, consequently, is specifically directed towards residents of the United Kingdom. This policy, like the online medium itself, is subject to change.
Information Collection Policies
Miss Universe GB collects the information you provide upon application including your name, and e-mail address. We may use this information to, for example:
- provide you with personalised information such as event listings.
- understand how you have been using the site and tailor the information we provide to you accordingly.
- automatically complete forms on the Website with your name and address.
- allow independent auditors to verify Website usage statistics.
- mail or e-mail you with information about the Website or other Miss Universe UK products and services.
Our site, the design, content and language, as well as our activities, are targeted to a grown-up audience. If we were to discover that a child submitted personally identifiable information in any area of the site (i.e. applications), Miss Universe GB would delete the information immediately.
You should be aware that if we are requested by the police or any regulatory or government authority investigating suspected illegal activities to access and disclose individually identifiable information concerning your activities whilst using our web site, we shall do so. We also reserve the right to disclose individually identifiable information to third parties where a complaint arises concerning your use of our web site, and that use is deemed by us inconsistent with these conditions.
You agree that you do not object to us contacting you for any of the above purposes whether by telephone, e-mail or in writing and you confirm that you do not and will not consider any of the above as being a breach of any of your rights under the Telecommunications (Data Protection and Privacy) Regulations 1999.
In the event that all or substantially all of the assets relating to Miss Universe GB are transferred or sold to another entity, personally identifiable information may be transferred to the acquiring entity.
We may also disclose personally identifiable information to third parties when required by law or is pertinent to judicial or government investigations or proceedings, or otherwise necessary to protect our Web site or the safety of its users.
Other than as set forth above, we do not at present intend to use your personal information for other purposes. However, in the future we may disclose personal information you have provided to third parties for additional purposes and in the event we do, we will provide notices of such use to our users.
Miss Universe GB provides adults the opportunity to send e-mail to us. We request no personally identifiable information from except his/her first name and e-mail address, which we use solely for the purpose of responding to questions. The adult’s first name and e-mail address are deleted from our system periodically.
Cookies and Log Data
Cookies are information files that your web browser places on the hard drive of your computer when you visit a Web site. Cookies cannot damage user files, nor can they read information from a user's hard drive. Cookies allow Web sites to "remember" users activities on a Web site as well as users visits to a site. We do not store any personal information into cookies nor do we link or combine information collected through cookies to any personal information submitted by users when participating in our activities. Log data collected on web servers within Miss Universe GB’s control supplies Miss Universe GB with aggregate information about the number of visits to different pages on our site. Miss Universe GB uses such aggregate information to improve access to our content based on our visitors' browsers and operating system types to make our content available to as many users as possible. We do not link the "log data" collected to personally identifiable information submitted by users when participating in our activities.
Miss Universe GB has taken steps to ensure that personally identifiable information collected is secure. We have strict security procedures covering the storage and disclosure of your information in order to prevent unauthorised access to comply with the UK Data Protection Act of 1998. This means that sometimes we may ask for proof of identity before we disclose personal information to you.
Questions and Feedback
We welcome your questions and comments about privacy issues and the design of our web site. Should you have such comments or have a complaint about how we are using your personal data, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
By using this site, we assume that you have read this document carefully and understand and have followed its advice. If you do not agree with this policy or with the advice we give, please do not use our sites.